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Triple tragedy


SHERIA BRATHWAITE and ANTOINETTE CONNELL

Triple tragedy

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At a time when Barbadians were still basking in an historic election, three people died in two horrific crashes yesterday evening in St Michael and St Philip.

Firefighters rushed to the scene between Hothersal Turning and the Norman Niles Roundabout, St Michael where a 45-year-old man, a front seat passenger, did not survive after the car he was in ran off the road into a ravine and struck a tree.

The driver and the back seat passenger received injuries and were taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by ambulance after fire officers used the hydraulic rescue tool (jaws of life) to free them from the wreckage.

Within an hour’s time of that 6 p.m. fatality there was another smash-up this time along Foursquare Road, St Philip, involving a motorcycle and a van that took the lives of two men riding a motorcycle.

The van was going in an easterly direction and the motorcycle towards Six Roads when the two collided killing the men on the spot.

Up to press time the police had not identified the victim.

On Sunday two men died on Black Rock Main Road near the junction of St Stephen’s Hill. Colin Dexter “Terry” Clarke, a 44-year-old worker of the Barbados Port Inc., of Chapman Street, St Michael, and 36-year-old gardener Jonah William, of Baird’s Road, Lower Carlton, St James died in the early morning collision.

The tragedy took place around 1 a.m. as Clarke was giving William a ride to his St James home. His vehicle and a Transport Board bus collided. (SB/AC)

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